Thank You Brady Sterchi and family!
Well sat. was Brady's benefit at the Holiday. If you do not know about Brady please go to www.caringbridge/visitBradySterchi. All I can say is WOW! What a great turn out I was not sure how the day would turn out, I figured that we would see a lot of people we kept in contact with but it was like a little high school reunion. The love and support from all who attended and those who bought raffle tickets or who even donated was breath taking from someone out looking in I could not imaging being Jay or Jamie or their family. God put us on this Wonderful Earth to take care of our fellow brothers and sisters and that is exactly what happened during this whole benefit process. Jay got up and said a few touching words and then proceeded to tell everyone that he is planning a trip to Washington to be an advocate for the UMDF. I did not realize the magnitude that this had on me. Yea I got a little teary eyed when he was speaking but I was thinking to myself boy it sure is hot in here, and I wonder if Brad has picked up the boys, oh shoot Payton had not texted yet I wonder if her swim meet is going good. Me just being human, that's all I am a body with a mind that goes all the time.
So I get home and I lay on the couch with Parker by me my mind starts to think of how wonderful this thing we call life is and how I take it for granted so much. I could not imagine what Jay and Jamie are going through and to think of what they had been through. Poor little Haylee what effect will this have on her, at the benefit I told her bye and she just looked at me and said so grown up like, well thanks for coming. Jay said on February 9th he was sitting in a meeting and got a call that changed his life forever. FOREVER, nothing will ever be the same, his world has been turned upside down and inside out. What does this mean and how will they ever get through this? What would I do if that ever happened to me? No it won't that is what we all seem to think, well they are living proof that those impossible things do happen. I believe God has a plan for all of us. Life is God will and what will he have in store for all of us who knows. Maybe for the Sterchis it is for advocacy for UMDF, or for people like me to realize how wonderful Gods world truly is. Life is full of unanswered what if"s. There is so much gray in life it is not just black and white.
With that I would like say Brady Sterchi thank you. You brought me back to reality. I seem to think I have a good meaning of life but some times I forget and get lost in the material world and need to be reiminded of what is really important, my family, friends and most of all God.
Jay and Jamie, as I sit here with tears in my eyes typing this I just want to tell how strong you two are and the love you have for one another is amazing! No matter what this life brings you always know how much you are loved and how much love you carry for one another and always keep your faith. Faith will get you through anything. Jay good luck in Washington this week. I always tell my kids to dream and dream big when it comes to advocacy dream big without it nobody will ever know! Thank You and love to all:)